Low on Juice: How Phone Batteries Shape the Rhythms of Our Daily Lives

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It’s happened to all of us. You’re out and about when you notice that your phone is running low on battery. For many, the realization sparks a sense of urgency, and lends new meaning to plans we may have already laid. Edging that battery icon back up becomes a goal of singular urgency, a task that lends a frisson of unease to our everyday lives.

At least, that’s what two researchers in Europe found when they surveyed a small group of Lon

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